Special Subjects: Wade Wilson
Wade Wilson designations are especially ideal for the role of Keeper because of their overall sturdiness, uncanny luck (both good and bad), and neutral resonance signatures. It is generally assumed that these subjects are immediately replaced should anything befall them, in spite of laws restricting subject replacement to high-entropy deaths, because the timestream is not adversely affected by their existence or nonexistence. Some Network Theorists believe (and the Network Programmers agree) that the unlikely resonant neutrality of various Wade Wilsons suggests that they are a naturally-occurring infrastructure to the timestream, and that some property of a bundles resonance phase in fact triggers the sometimes-radical whims of its corresponding Wade Wilson in order to perform self-maintenance. Whatever the reason, Wade Wilsons are capable of collapsing or stabilizing any timeline as needed (often with no prompting from the Network), but their peculiar resonance makes them too identical for safe and accurate timesliding. If a Wade Wilson is required to traverse the timestream, he must do so through either brainsliding or a non-resonance-based phenomenon such as curved-space (tesseract) technology or magic. It has been confirmed by Programmer 004 that Wade Wilsons are considered largely interchangeable by the timestream, and that without contact with a Node, a Wade Wilson moved from one branch of the timestream to another will be absorbed by the new timeline and treated as though he has always existed there, to the extent that most natives of the timeline believe it.
Special Subjects: Hope
Hope designations are artificially created high-resonance subjects engineered to reinforce or recover the stability of structurally crucial timestream bundles. Their mutant abilities are based heavily in resonance, and can be tailored to manifest in several ways including empathy, kinetic detonation, and the borrowing of the abilities of other nearby mutants (through an interesting process in which her chronometric signature tunes itself to that of the mutant from whom she is borrowing in such a way as to temporarily alter the shape of her own X-gene). Each one is crafted with a specific locus event in mind and gestated within each timeline accordingly. Hope Summers MP616-Prime, for instance, was created to recover the plummeting stability of the MP bundle, so that it would not collapse when Apocalypses reign began; since her task is so incredibly monumental, her mutant abilities are especially strong and focused on ability-borrowing.
Special Subjects: The Sysadmin
Wade Wilson NC001-Prime, the computerized intelligence which serves as the operating system of the Networks Core Processor. Originally, he was the very first Keeper, chosen by the Founder to be a conduit between the Network and the timestream (which he called the Vortex). He understood the timestream and hyperbolic chronometry on an intuitive level (possibly, he was exposed to the Vortex at some point, giving him Time Sense), and once computerized, immediately began taking actions to tune neighboring branches. As memory systems filled, he began to move nonessential data to the Networks Central Database, beginning with his organic lifespan; this caused him to undergo a dramatic regression in emotional age. Senior Theorists postulate that his intuitionindeed, his very existenceis a natural phenomenon of the timestream itself, as his seemingly random urges always lead to increased overall stability. Before and immediately after his computerization, he was the first fully qualified Theorist (Theorist 001); it is unknown whether he still meets competency requirements in this field.
Special Subjects: The Founder
John Smith NC022-Sigma, the man who first instructed Wade Wilson NC001-Prime in advanced time theory and instigated the Fidelis Project, as well as giving the projects participants the blueprints for matter synthesizers and photonic resonance computers. Aliases include (The) Doctor, Fourteen, The Oncoming Storm, The Storm that Ends Worlds, Worlds-Ender, Bringer of Darkness, etc. He wrote the entire Fidelis legal system, and subsequently tried himself for violating several Network Laws, sentencing himself to lifelong incarceration and becoming the very first inmate of the Null-Resonance Detention Facility. Despite being the originator of the Network and its legal code, he is not an official Network Employee and as such has no official status or privileges.
Special Subjects: The Collector
William Maximoff CT203, custodian of the Networks Solid Phase Object Repository. He is magically sensitive to the locations of leylines created by the powerful resonance relationships between timestream bundles, and as such can arrange objects in a way that facilitates the systematic and predictable occurrence of the Fidelis Effect. His duties consist of maintaining the repository so that objects transported by the Fidelis Effect are easy to locate (and ensuring that any Nodes in his care remain fully charged and in good repair).
Special Subjects: Programmer 001
Jack Hammer NC101, one of the three original Programmers. He was given the responsibility of raising and instructing his successor, Programmer 004. In Network Operations 2010, he refused further life-extension and died at the age of two thousand forty-two.
Special Subjects: Programmer 002
Reed Richards NC309-Alpha, one of the three original Programmers. He is also one of three Head Programmers at the Network Core and the oldest of only five fully-qualified Network Programmers alive. He was responsible for designing much of the infrastructure of the Network, as well as designing and constructing the Timestream Monitoring Simulators. Additionally, he is fully qualified as a Theorist (Theorist 002) and an Engineer (Engineer 001).
Special Subjects: Programmer 003
Forge NC099, one of the three original Programmers (and one of only five fully-qualified Network Programmers alive). He was responsible for most of the hardware construction for the Network. In Network Operations 3621, he voluntarily abdicated his position as Head Programmer in favor of Programmer 006, whom he declared to be more capable. He currently works as a supervisor to Underprogrammers, teaching them with the goal of grooming them into full Programmers. In bundles derivative of MM, he belongs to the Asgardian pantheon and goes by the name of Tyr. Additionally, he is fully qualified as an Engineer (Engineer 002).
Special Subjects: Programmer 004
Hope NC005-Prime, one of three Head Programmers at the Network Core (and one of only five fully-qualified Network Programmers alive). In Year One of Network Operations, when the Core was given access to genetic fabrication facilities, it created Hope. When questioned, the only explanation it could offer was that it had a feeling they would need her. She was the first Hope designation ever created. She is the only person capable of performing data recovery and alteration on computerized consciousnesses, so her duties are centered around the storage and maintenance of back-up copies of Keepers. She is also the only person capable of acting as a medic to the Savant, should any form of data corruption befall him. Additionally, she is fully qualified as a Proctor (Proctor 055) and an Analyst (Analyst 010).
Special Subjects: Programmer 005
Mizutaki Oshima NC118, one of only five fully-qualified Network Programmers alive. A foul-mouthed and assertive woman who oxymoronically enjoys routine but gets bored easily. A jack of all trades with a mesa-like learning curve and special interests in languages, weaponry, and AI. She loathes sloppy programming and being made to pick up the slack of others.
Special Subjects: Programmer 006
Anthony Stark NC219-Prime, one of three Head Programmers at the Network Core (and one of only five fully-qualified Network Programmers alive). For most of his life, Anthony has suffered from an unidentified neurological resonance disorder, the primary symptom of which is what he describes as resonant cryptographic schizophrenic hallucinations, in which program code, blueprints, mathematical equations, and the assorted intellectual detritus of the multiverse intrudes on his consciousness in a semi-regular stream that gradually clutters his thought processes. His only relief from this symptom is expulsionif he writes or draws the information, it ceases to intrude on his thoughts against his will. He can go ten to twenty minutes without purging information before the mental clutter becomes intolerable and his desire to write becomes a compulsion. By the time he was fifteen, the disorder had taught him so much about math, programming, and engineering that he was easily able to pass the intellectual examination for becoming a Network Programmer (the youngest to do so). Building on the discarded theories of other Programmers, he pioneered the sentience present in Smart Nodes, after authoring a weighty thesis on artificial intelligence, sentience, and the human mind. He is the only Head Programmer to use a datapen without a viewing device.
Special Subjects: Analyst 001
Pietro Maximoff NC019, one of two Head Analysts at the Network Core. When the Programmers first established that there was a need for full-time observation and analysis of the data being retrieved by the Nodes, it was obvious that only a person with super-human reflexes would be able to keep track of the sheer volume of incoming data. As the Network expanded, it became necessary to add more Analysts to support Pietro, but even that was not enough to handle the rapid flow of information; every day was a game of catch-up until one of his sisters sons developed mutant powers similar to his own. With two high-speed Analysts, the load was finally balanced. With more and more Analysts, it became possible to allow oversight, double-checking, and shift-changes.
Special Subjects: Analyst 013
Thomas Maximoff NC085, one of two Head Analysts at the Network Core. Almost as soon as his mutant abilities manifested, he underwent crash-course training in Network Analysis. A prodigy of timestream data analysis, he intuitively understood the data being retrieved by the Nodes. When the TMS was implemented, he was the first to begin identifying the shapes of certain events such as ice ages, famines, plagues, and wars.
Special Subjects: Proctor 102
Leonard Samson NC113-Beta, Head Proctor. His primary responsibilities are oversight of the psychological fitness of all Null-Res inmates to choose between erasure, suspension, and free incarceration; instruction and certification in the Fidelis Standardized Ethical Diagnostic; and alterations of wording in the FSED.
Special Subjects: Proctor 418
Inez Temple NC262-Tau, one of thirty-seven Senior Proctors. Her primary responsibility is the psychological well-being of twenty Network employees on regular Life Extension treatments. Before enlisting with the Network, she worked as a therapist specializing in military post-trauma cases. Among her patients are the Cartographer, the Savant, and Programmer 005.
Special Subjects: Warder 3259
Victoria Hand NC990-Gamma, Head Warder. Her primary responsibility is the coordination of all Network Law Enforcement efforts, including oversight of security measures in primary facilities. She also administers all parole hearings at the Null-Resonance Detention Facility. In cases where a Senior Warders authority is insufficient, she may also act as judge at the trial hearing of a Network Criminal (e.g. if a Keeper knowingly abused his knowledge and privileges in a non-emergency situation).
Loki Odinsdottir NC022-Omega, custodian of Node 005 Skuld. At the age of five-thousand, two-hundred, and thirty-eight, she is the oldest living Network Employee. She is a magic-user and natural shapeshifter, with exceptional personal charisma; as a result, she is an accomplished incognito tuner. Loki is one of five Network Employees in history to have a perfect success record, and one of only three incog-tuners in history to have never been spotted on the job. FSED results consistently identify her as highly sociopathic, displaying efficient and analytical tendencies with little regard for collateral damage and a highly selective empathy response. Due to ungenerous preconceptions associated with her name, most Network Employees refer to her simply as Fifteen. Additionally, she is a fully qualified Theorist (Theorist 009).
Keeper 033: The Cartographer
Steve Rogers LF228-Omega, custodian of Node 010 Cabot, Node 011 Vespucci, Node 012 Dias, and Node 013 Magellan. The Cartographer possesses the strange ability to subconsciously alter the resonance signatures of those around him, making him well-liked and easily accepteda trait which makes him an easily concealed observer, indispensable when dealing with timeframes that have not discovered the Network (pre-Network timeframes). He utilizes the first three Nodes to perform peripheral resonance scans to survey a timeframe that requires exploration. Once a safe landing point and cover-story are established, he then takes Magellan into the timeframe to perform more extensive scanning. He must be careful to keep his interactions with natives as non-intrusive and unnoticed as possible, because Network Law forbids revealing the existence of the Network or its technology to pre-Network timeframes except for the express purpose of Node construction (similar to Star Treks Prime Directive, this is a precaution meant both to prevent unduly influencing the shape of a timeline while charting it and to minimize the potential for large-scale interference with Network Operations). His peculiar effect on the chronometric resonance of those around him is extremely disruptive to designations of Wade Wilson, causing a range of reactions from humorous delusions to complete mental debility, so he is kept carefully separate from them.
Keeper 056: The Savant
Wade Wilson DR811-Omega, custodian of Node 098 Ragnarok. At the approximate age of sixty (but with the physical qualities of a thirty-five-year-old, due to low-level life extension), the Savant was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Over the course of several decades, the cancer metastasized through his entire body, causing his organs to fail. One by one, his internal organs were replaced with artificial substitutes as he grew progressively weakerbut as his physical frailty grew, he focused on intellectual pursuits and became the Networks leading hyperbolic chronometrist and one of the very few people qualified for the title of chrononeurologist. The Savant possesses extremely accurate intuition. For a relatively small timeframe (usually under five months), he can trace a timeline more quickly and more accurately than a Node. Occasionally, his timeline trace may directly contradict the calculated probabilities, but he is always rightto the extent that his intuition borders on prescience. For this reason, he leads the Timeline Demolition Squad, a team of five high-entropy women from his home timeline whose job it is to engineer the collapse of certain timelines in order to preserve the overall stability of the timestream. He travels between timelines by brainsliding, and what remains of his physical body is carefully preserved in his home timeline. Additionally, he is fully qualified as a Theorist (Theorist 042).
Keeper 077: The Auditor
Wade Wilson AR207-Omega, custodian of Node 218 Kali. The Auditor is one of the multiverses most capable assassins. His duty is to re-tune or relocate high-entropy subjects in order to stabilize the timestream, and he is so skilled and efficient at it that he is personally responsible for having ensured the overall stability of more than a third of the timelines currently in existence, making him an almost mythic figure in the eyes of Network employees. His home timeline houses a major Network installation which maintains, among other things, a secondary timestream database that catalogues more anecdotal notes about various timestream bundles (such as the good guys are evil, the bad guys are good and Apocalypse went Matrix and okay, everybodys gender was flipped, it was really weird). He married his timelines version of Nathan Summers.
Keeper 125: The Gardener
Lester Graves BB509-Omega, custodian of Node 076 Sprite. Lester, a former Avenger, has the underrated but absolutely important task of minimizing the divergence of the BB bundle.
Keeper 176: The Herald of Dayspring
Wade Wilson WM339-Omega, custodian of Node 250 Eight-ball. The Herald is notable for his crucial role in the stabilization of his timeline (part of a structurally critical primary bundle). During solid-phase interaction in a stable time loop, he successfully defended several critical high-resonance subjects through more than eight major wars, after which he helped a time-traveling Hope achieve her destiny by uniting the remnants of earths population (both human and meta-human). Until the Traveler used Eight-ball to mend certain genetic instabilities in his brain, the Herald suffered from intermittent bouts of amnesia, hallucinations, and split personalities (like nearly all Wades stemming from MP subjects). It is worth noting that when Eight-ball was physically transported out of the WM bundle late in the twenty-first century, the Heralds status as a Keeper was revoked, and he did not regain it when the Node was created and temporarily passed to him again in the fortieth centurythis is due to a subtle distinction caused by the fact that the time loop had not actually existed for him until the Quartermaster transported Eight-ball into the past (solidifying the loop).
Keeper 188: The Traveler
Wade Wilson BT562-Omega, custodian of Node 119 Forecaster. The Traveler holds the distinction of being the second-hardest-to-kill designation of Wade Wilson. Malfunctioning computer hardware in his brain catches electromagnetic resonance spikes and triggers involuntary brainslides. As a result, he is physically approximately forty-seven years of age with more than four hundred and eighty years of total life experience across more than eight hundred distinct timestream bundles. He is extremely knowledgeable on the subjects of timestream theory and the Network. Recently, Forecaster was able to utilize the Travelers hardware malfunction to amplify his resonance phase enough for timesliding.
Keeper 190: The Auditor
Hope Summers AR553-Omega, custodian of Node 218 Kali. Just before his death, the previous Auditor passed custody of his Node to her. No Network employee would ever contest his decision, so she inherited his title and duties.
Node 001 Fidelis
Fidelis is Latin for faithful; it is unclear why this is the name of the Network and its precursor projects. It has recently been established that Node 001 is sentient. It has been confirmed by Programmers 002 and 004 that the Core and the Sysadmin are one and the same (that is, Node 001 is also Keeper 001), and its original identity prior to computerization of consciousness was Wade Wilson (subject designation unknown). According to all schematics, the Core is a perfectly transparent sphere approximately sixteen feet in diameter, suspended within a control shell that leaves a portion of its surface exposed to gather light for power. This shell facilitates low-lag transmission to all parts of the Core Tower, as well as amplifying all outgoing Node-to-Node transmissions.
Node 002 Atropos
In Greek myth, Atropos was the Fate responsible for cutting the thread of life, choosing the time and manner of a persons death. The Node is a conduit for the transference of data between the Central Database and the Network, named for the way it accepts the data sheared from the end of the Grey Band just before that data is erased from the Core Tower (overseeing the transfer of the data from life to afterlife). In form, Atropos comprises seven hundred and seventy-eight separate shards, which are flat, transparent, exactly one centimeter thick, and between four and twenty square centimeters in size. These shards are kept suspended in a gravimetric web which preserves their relative position while allowing them to drift slightly and resonate as needed. Use of the Node is restricted to the Database Administrator, subject to verification by chronometric signature scan.
Node 003 Lachesis
In Greek myth, Lachesis was the Fate responsible for measuring the thread of life, choosing the length of a persons lifespan. The Node was the Networks first mobile timestream scanner.
Node 004 Clotho
In Greek myth, Clotho was the Fate responsible for spinning the thread of life, choosing the time and manner of a persons birthor resurrection. The Nodes current whereabouts are unknown, but it was designed to scan for certain resources that cannot be synthesized (such as those used to construct Nodes).
Node 005 Skuld
In Norse Myth, Skuld was the youngest Norn, and her sphere of influence was the future. The Node is a non-sentient high-breadth scanner. It comprises thirty-three flat, transparent fragments, exactly two millimeters in thickness and ranging from one square millimeter to six hundred and twenty-five square millimeters in size, currently arranged in a bracelet.
Node 007 Prophet
A prophet is someone who prophesiesthat is, he claims to bring knowledge or instructions from a divine source.
Node 010 Cabot
John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) was a fifteenth-century Venetian (Italian) sailor who worked for the English and charted most of the Canadian northeast coast (he was obsessed with the idea of sailing to Asia at higher latitudes to shorten the trip). The Node is a non-sentient triangulation scanner.
Node 011 Vespucci
Amerigo Vespucci was a fifteenth-century Florentine (Italian) sailor who worked for the Spanish and crossed the Atlantic (and for whom the Americas were named). The Node is a non-sentient triangulation scanner.
Node 012 Dias
Bartolomeu Dias was a fifteenth-century Portuguese explorer who discovered the Cape of Good Hope (the southern-most point of Africa). The Node is a non-sentient triangulation scanner.
Node 013 Magellan
Ferdinand Magellan was a fifteenth-century explorer, and was the first sailor to circumnavigate the earth. The Node is a non-sentient precision scanner, named for its function in the thorough charting of timeframes. It is approximately 2.8 inches in diameter (the size of a Major League baseball) and transparent with bluish cloud-like inclusions.
Node 017 Apollo
Named after the Greek Olympian of the Sun, who also ruled over disease and prophecy.
Node 018 Sol
Named after the Latin word for sun.
Node 019 Hyperion
Named after the Greek Titan of the Sun.
Node 020 Helios
Named after the son of Hyperion.
Node 033 Pacifica
The name is derived from the Latin word pacificus, meaning peaceful, peace-making.
Node 053 Genesis
Named after the Greek word for origin.
Node 054 Nihilus
The name is derived from the Latin word nihil, meaning nothing.
Node 061 Freyr
Named after the Norse god of invention (and fertility).
Node 076 Sprite
A sprite is generally a kind of fairy, most often air-elemental in nature. The Node is semi-sentientthat is, it has no true personality, but can retain long-term instructionand has a feminine voice. It specializes in narrow-band extrapolation (both forward and backward).
Node 077 Oracle
An oracle is any wise person known for prophecy or prediction (usually inspired by the gods). The Node is semi-sentientthat is, it has no true personality, but can retain long-term instruction. Neena Thurman of the Timeline Demolition Squad referred to Oracle as a she, implying that the Node has a feminine voice.
Node 082 Archimedes
Archimedes of Syracuse was one of the greatest early Greek scientists. Like most scientists of the time, he was also a mathematician. The Node is a non-sentient physics calculator.
Node 098 Ragnarok
Ragnarok is the name of the Norse Armageddon-event, in which gods and monsters and the hordes of Valhalla will go to war against one another and destroy the world. The Node is a non-sentient extrapolator designed for rapid multivariate timeline extrapolation, extremely accurate bodyslide triangulation, and precision brainsliding. It is named for the fact that its Keepers profession is timeline phase-leveling (world-ending). In form, it is approximately 4.5 inches in diameter (grapefruit-sized) and black as obsidian. Use of the Node is not locked to a specific user, but if it is shut down for any reason, only its Keeper can unlock it, subject to verification by a complete brainwave imprint check. Its voice sounds very much like a human males, but lacks emotional inflection.
Node 105 Cleo
Named after telephone psychic Miss Cleo.
Node 119 Forecaster
Named after news meteorologists, this Node was one of the first Smart Nodes. It was the first Smart Node to have a personality, rather than simple sentience. It is well-meaning and attempts to be ingratiating through humor, but its humor is a bit flatit thinks it has the best sense of humor in the multiverse, but most people disagree rather strongly. In form, it is three inches in diameter and nearly transparent with a slight white tint. Use of the Node is not locked to a specific user, but if it is shut down for any reason, only a few versions of Wade Wilson can unlock it, subject to verification by genetic code and an extremely complex passcode that is assumed to be carried subconsciously by most or all Wades. It possesses a boisterous masculine voice.
Node 131 Hawking
Named after astro-physicist Stephen Hawking. The Node is a non-sentient astro-geometric calculator. Forecaster mentions that Hawking is the smartest Dumb Node.
Node 142 Anubis
Named after the jackal-headed Egyptian god of embalming.
Node 143 Amaterasu
Named after the Japanese goddess of the sun.
Node 157 Djinn
Named after a kind of Arabic fire-spirit. Djinni (jinni/genies) are considered one of Gods three sentient creations (the other two being humans and angels). Appropriately, the Node is sentient, specialized to be a wide-band reverse-extrapolator.
Node 189 Pele
Named after the Hawaiian goddess of fire, lightning, dancing, and volcanoes.
Node 199 Titan
Named after the powerful Greek proto-gods who ruled the earth until they were overthrown by Zeus and the Olympians.
Node 201 Janus
Named after the two-headed Roman god of doorways, beginnings, endings, and time.
Node 218 Kali
Kali is the consort of Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction; she is identified as an entity of change and eternity. The Node is used by the Auditor to locate and identify subjects scheduled for re-tuning or relocation, and is named for its role in altering the timestream through violence. It does not possess a personality, but is sentient so that it can be given long-lasting instruction (it can be taught). It is designed to track resonant signatures even if they subtly shift, and uses various methods of cross-checking (such as genetic sampling and voice printing) to confirm a subject so that there is no case of mistaken identityas a result, the Auditor has never accidentally re-tuned or relocated the wrong person, and none of his targets have ever escaped. In form, the Node is approximately 2.8 inches in diameter and nearly transparent with a slightly red tint. Use of the Node is locked to the person currently identified as its Keeper, changeable only by its Keeper or an override from the Core. It possesses a feminine voice.
Node 233 Delphi
In Greek myth, Delphi was a city of prophecy, where Apollos infamous oracle dwelled. After inhaling hallucinogenic incense, she would babble weirdness that the priests would translate for a fee. The Node is a sentient narrow-band forward extrapolator.
Node 250 Eight-ball
The Magic Eight-ball is a fortune-telling toy in the shape of a sphere containing a free-floating polyhedron (a globe made of triangular faces) whose faces display variations on yes-or-no answers (and a few maybes). The Node is an experiment in creating a sentient AI with intuition. The components required to create such a Node were most readily available in a primary bundle that experiences frequent time loops, so it was arranged for a detailed blueprint to be given to a capable scientist in that timeline, and the first test of its intuitive abilities would be to create a stable time loop that would enable it to repair a large resonant misalignment. Its designer did not, unfortunately, take into account the misgivings of the creator to whom he passed the blueprintwhile the amalgamated intelligence known as the Quartermaster obediently constructed the Node and allowed its initial programming to be handed down from the Network, he then proceeded to program several minor restraints to its sentience, hampering its ability to take certain actions of questionable morality. In form, the Node is nearly three inches in diameter and perfectly transparent. The Nodes creator said that its use requires physical contact by someone whose genetic information matches its Keeper, and he cannot be dead or under duress; it is not clear whether these restrictions are still in place now that its Keeper has removed all transmission restraints, but it was able to remain active without his direct physical contact. If the Node is shut down for any reason, only a few versions of Wade Wilson can unlock it, subject to verification by genetic code and an extremely complex passcode that is assumed to be carried subconsciously by most or all Wades. Its voice is almost identical to the Savants synthesized voice (which was patterned from recordings of his original voice), but it speaks in an awkward mixture of technical terms and casual vernacular.
Primary Bundle: AR
The AR bundle corresponds to the Auditors home universe, also called Earth-505. The bundles numeric designation is 33701-505. First contact with the Network occurred in the Native Year 2088, Network Operations 3091, initiated by Dr. Reed Richards when he discovered the NC bundle during a curved-space travel experiment. The construction of Node 219 Kali and the creation of the position of Auditor signaled the Networks evolution from tuning by timeline demolition to tuning by individual elimination.
Primary Bundle: BB
The BB bundle is a primary timestream bundle whose stability must remain within a very narrow range. As such, its Keeper must carefully prune many of its branches.
Primary Bundle: BT
The BT bundle corresponds to the Blood & Tears universe, also called Earth-3939. The bundles numeric designation is 52155-3939. First contact with the Network occurred in the Native Year 2006, Network Operations 3651, initiated by the timestream fugitive known as the Hunter.
Primary Bundle: CT
The CT bundle is the primary timestream bundle containing the Networks Solid Phase Object Repository, also called the Collectors Grotto (or, derogatorily, the Junk Heap). The bundles numeric designation is 106-283. First contact with the Network is speculated to have occurred in Native Year 2013, two years prior to the commencement of Network Operations, initiated due to a natural tendency of certain objects to resonate in such a way as to gravitate toward one another through time and space (part of the Fidelis Effect). The Repository is located at the epicenter of several mystical leylines that correspond to highly resonant parts of the timestreams central trunk. The convergence of resonance creates an amplified natural phase solidification, collecting the resonant and potential existence of certain objects until they become solid-phase physical objects. If an object is desperately needed and cannot be found, it is probably in the Repository and may naturally desolidify into its home timeline depending on quantum entanglement and the Schrödinger-Dread Interaction. In laymans terms, the Repository accumulates things that are waiting to be in the right place at the right time. Traffic into the Collectors Grotto is very carefully controlled, due in part to the physical presence of many Nodes but also due to the theoretical danger of a sentient being taking injury at the hyperlocus created by those Nodes (that is, a person in the Repository could sustain an injury that may spontaneously occur to every subject designation of that person within a certain range of resonant similarity).
Primary Bundle: DB
The DB bundle is the primary timestream bundle containing the Central Databases physical presence. The bundles numeric designation is 056-1181. All bundles containing the CDBs resonant presence have designations beginning with DB. First contact with the Network occurred in Native Year 3021, Network Operations 15, initiated by Programmer 003 (Forge) for the purposes of constructing Node 002 Atropos and the CDB.
Primary Bundle: DR
The DR bundle corresponds to the Timeline Demolition Squads home universe, also called Earth-3838. The bundles numeric designation is 90511-3838. First contact with the Network occurred in the Native Year 2553, Network Operations 725, initiated by Professor Nathan Summers when he discovered the Central Database during a lateral timeslide experiment. Later, after the discovery of brainsliding and subsequent experiments that revealed most individuals incapable of adjusting to the process of a permanent brainslide, Node 098 Ragnarok was commissioned and the TDS was created. This marked the Networks first real step from observation to tuning.
Primary Bundle: EB
The EB bundle is the primary timestream bundle where Apocalypse recruited Steve Rogers as the Horseman of War, who subsequently killed all the remaining Avengers. The bundles numeric designation is 199-338. The other three Horsemen were Wade Wilson (Pestilence), MacDonald Gargan (Famine), and Nathan Dayspring (Death). Following Pestilences apparent betrayal of Apocalypses cause, War and Death (who was his lover) were ordered to kill him. Death grew to resent the order so much that he overthrew Apocalypse (with the aid of War, who had also been fostering resentment over being ordered to kill his closest friends). First contact with the Network occurred in Native Year 2018, Network Operations 3651, initiated by the timestream fugitive known as the Hunter.
Primary Bundle: ES
The ES bundle is a primary timestream bundle which bears a strong resemblance to certain works of fiction. Contains several godlike entities.
Secondary Bundle: GGN
The GGN bundle is a secondary timestream bundle whose stability closely affects several surrounding bundles. It must be kept below a certain level of resonant stability, so any residents with a phasic resonance greater than eighty-five percent must be re-tuned or relocated as soon as possible.
Primary Bundle: GX
The GX bundle corresponds to the Grey Kings home universe. The bundles numeric designation is 41205-229. First contact has not been initiated, in spite of the arrival of Keeper 034 in Native Year 2109.
Primary Bundle: MM
The MM bundle corresponds to the Marvel movieverse, which contains several key secondary bundles.
Secondary Bundle: MMF
The MMF bundle corresponds to the main Fantastic Four movieverse, also called Earth-121698.
Secondary Bundle: MML
The MML bundle is a secondary timestream bundle branching from the MM primary bundle. It differs notably from the MM bundle in several ways, principle of which is the date of Steve Rogers reanimation and his romantic relationship with Tony Stark.
Secondary Bundle: MMX
The MMX bundle corresponds to the main X-Men movieverse, also called Earth-10005. It tends to require heavy subject replacement for optimum stability, resulting in major historical inconsistencies; however, it is extremely resilient to these changes and such inconsistencies are frequently overlooked by its residents.
Secondary Bundle: MMV
The MMV bundle corresponds to the main Avengerse movieverse, also called Earth-199999. It has the most consistent resemblance to the MM primary bundle.
Primary Bundle: MP
The MP bundle corresponds to the Marvel Prime universe, also called Earth-616. The bundles numeric designation is 22805-616. A structure-critical bundle that apparently has a heavy resonant influence on surrounding bundles (such as WM).
Primary Bundle: MU
The MU bundle corresponds to the Ultimate Marvel universe, also called Earth-1610. The bundles numeric designation is 22901-1610. A structure-critical bundle that has a heavy resonant influence on certain parts of the MM bundle. First contact has not been initiated; all tuning of the MP bundle has been performed strictly incognito.
Primary Bundle: NC
The NC bundle is the primary timestream bundle containing the Network Cores physical presence. The bundles numeric designation is 011-332. All bundles containing the Cores resonant presence have designations beginning with NC.
Primary Bundle: RS
The RS bundles numeric designation is 107-21. Uses curved-space and molecular disassembly technology in symbiosisthe molecular disassembly aspect allows matter to be passed through a very tiny curved-space aperture, in much the same way that bundles such as the AR bundle achieve real-time cross-timeline communication. Can achieve lateral transportation of a mixed group (including groups with large non-sentient machinery and groups with one or more Wades) by coordinating this form of tesseract with a timeslide. First contact with the Network occurred in the Native Year 2021, Network Operations 604, when tesseract technology created a gravitic portal to the NC bundle.
Primary Bundle: WM
The WM bundle corresponds to the Waking Man universe, also called Earth-339. The bundles numeric designation is 335972-339. It carries heavy historical similarities to several key parts of the MP bundle. First contact with the Network occurred in the Native Year 2944, Network Operations 3649, initiated by the Cartographer for the purposes of constructing Node 250 Eight-ball; due to a stable, solid-state time loop, first contact also occurred in the Native Year 2012, Network Operations 3651, initiated by the Traveler.
Resonant Iteration: Lucas Bishop Delta
Versions of Lucas Bishop who chose to destructively pursue Hope into the future. Some, such as MP616-Delta, traveled forward in the timelines they were creating. Others, such as MP619-Delta, experienced lateral contamination phenomena and found themselves in alien timelines.
Resonant Iteration: Lucas Bishop Epsilon
Versions of Lucas Bishop who, given sensitive timeline information by MP619-Delta, chose to use that information to cause even greater destruction in pursuit of Hope.
Resonant Iteration: Lucas Bishop Zeta
Versions of Lucas Bishop who chose to assist the Hunter (MP618-Delta) in obtaining Fate Nodes and re-tuning key timelines.
Resonant Iteration: Inez Temple Tau
Versions of Inez Temple who are pacifists.
Resonant Iteration: Nathan Summers/Dayspring Beta
Versions of Nathan Summers or Nathan Dayspring who came to rule most or all of the population of Earth. This includes conquerors such as EB221-Beta (EB bundles Death) as well as peaceful rulers such as MB505-Beta (Brother Nathan).
Resonant Iteration: Nathan Summers/Dayspring Gamma
Versions of Nathan Summers or Nathan Dayspring who encountered a timestream anomaly at the end of Messiah War. Some (including MP616-Gamma) simply traveled forward, while others (such as WM339-Gamma) traveled laterally.
Resonant Iteration: Nathan Summers/Dayspring Eta
Versions of Nathan Summers or Nathan Dayspring who retain the bulk of their mutant power but are not world-rulers.
Resonant Iteration: Tony Stark Beta
Versions of Tony Stark who, upon recovering from reformatting, resumed command of the Avengers.
Resonant Iteration: Toni/Tony Stark Lambda
Versions of Tony or Natasha Stark who, upon the death of Captain America at the end of the Civil War, became hardened dictators.
Resonant Iteration: Apocalypse Beta
Versions of Apocalypse who triumphed in the early twenty-first century.
Resonant Iteration: Stryfe Alpha
Versions of Stryfe who managed to overthrow Apocalypse.